New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Heinemann Park/Pelican Stadium
Home of New Orleans' first professional sports team, baseball's New Orleans Pelicans.
The "Pels" played home games here from the park's construction in 1915 through its demolition in 1957. Negro league teams such as the Black Pelicans and the Creoles used this site for their home games as well. The stadium also hosted many Major League Baseball spring training camps and exhibition games, which featured such legends as Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and Jackie Robinson.
Location. 29° 58.121′ N, 90° 6.395′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of South Carrollton Avenue and Tulane Avenue (U.S. 61), on the right when traveling north on South Carrollton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4002 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans LA 70119, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Albert Pike (approx. half a mile away); Third Ward World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charles Didier Dreaux (approx. 0.8 miles away); The New Orleans Katrina Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Charity Hospital Cemetery Warren Easton Charter High School (approx. one mile away); Site Of Higgins' Industries at Delgado Trade School (approx. one mile away); William Charles Cole Claiborne (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Categories. • African Americans • Sports •
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